ScegfOd wrote:The Bushranger wrote:I love the medical incantation.
i know Becker and House are from the shows of the same name...Quinn was from Johnny quest right?
anyone know the others? :3
We haven't seen the decrypted in the dungeon dust, nor have we seen Sylvia and the dwagons in the courtyard bite it.Zeku wrote:One thing that I haven't figured out, is there anything left at Spacerock? Are the archons the last of the GK army, or is there still fighting going on somewhere? Wouldn't Wanda be aware of the captured or destroyed archons?
The way I see it, Parson was a deadbeat on Earth for a good reason. Regardless of his abilities, he got where he was due to a lack of proper motivation and resourcefulness. (This is the pot calling the kettle black. I graduated college over a year ago and have yet to really try to find a job. I know a deadbeat when I see one.)Zeku wrote:The problem with Parson is that we've been assuming that he really is the 'perfect warlord,' even though we saw him throw away his sword of ruthlessness, and make a reckless and (in retrospect) terrible decision to join the battle at Spacerock. Perhaps now that he is listening to his conscience, he is far more flawed that we realize, at least at doing his job.
Selexor wrote:Ytaker wrote:He is right that it is a bad idea to make an enemy of the magic kingdom, and Parson is making numerous extremely bad choices for little reason.
He really does not feel like the perfect general right now. Maybe the thinkamancers should just cut their losses and let him go.
His priority now is to take Spacerock and cripple Gobwin Knob's greatest enemy by destroying the RCC2.
The best way for him to achieve that is to join the battle against Jetstone.
And really, if at this point he just decides to say "screw it" and walk back to his own portal, do you think all the MK factions present would let him now? Jojo has been hired by Charlie to eliminate Parson and he's riling up the entire Kingdom, and there's also tGMtTA want Parson to stay. Two powerful factions saying "Don't let him go". Plus we've got the Predictamancers and the Hippiemancers who seem to have a vested interest in Parson winning the battle, who need him to go through to Spacerock.
He's in a bad situation, and he's choosing the path where he stops his own troops from dying and deals with his personal drama afterwards. Sounds like exactly what a good leader should be doing to me.
kefkakrazy wrote:That as good as confirms that Thinkagrams are unsecure contact to some degree, which seems to lend credence to the "Arkendish=allows thinkagram interception" idea. A direct contact like this, though, seems to be untappable, or at least the guy seems to think it is....
GJC wrote:I agree that parson's insistence on being there is unnecessary. His bonus is nice, and being on-site will help him respond quicker, but far more important than his presence is Wanda's presence in the hex. He's just peanuts, he doesn't need to be in Spacerock. And his insistence on being there, to me, seems like a moral issue and one alone.
But that's obvious. Ruthlessness was one of the qualities Parson needed to become a perfect warlord, and one he rejected at the end of book one. He'll make mistakes relating to that. It's only natural.
Kaed wrote:I believe this "thinkspace" is a form of thinkamancy communication above the thinkagram. Charlie uses it himself every time he conducts a business talk, and it is definitely different from a two way thinkagram - those involve talking head images, not a private mental space where one can talk.
And others can join.
On a only slightly unrelated note, after reading the comic early this morning I went to bed and dreamed about reading it again... only this time there was more content after where it ended today.
Isaac was pulling the predictamancers and a few others into thinkspace to talk to them about tactical plans - while still talking to Parson, hinting at being able to conduct multiple conversations - and the last one he pulled in was a caster who looked like an immensely fat black woman wearing only fishnets. She had multiple angle shots as she descended into thinkspace,
like she was really important.
I hope that wasn't predictamancy ;c
arin wrote:But mostly, with Maggie now on the scene, Parson can get a reliable tactical update on the situation in Spacerock, realize that he's not needed, send Wanda and Jack back through the portal before it closes, and then proceed with Isaac on the condition that they not hold him for more than a turn.
Zeku wrote:One thing that I haven't figured out, is there anything left at Spacerock? Are the archons the last of the GK army, or is there still fighting going on somewhere? Wouldn't Wanda be aware of the captured or destroyed archons?
The problem with Parson is that we've been assuming that he really is the 'perfect warlord,' even though we saw him throw away his sword of ruthlessness, and make a reckless and (in retrospect) terrible decision to join the battle at Spacerock. Perhaps now that he is listening to his conscience, he is far more flawed that we realize, at least at doing his job.
As before, there's a couple of things I can't say, because if I'm correct it's story-wide spoilers. But I'm noticing that the business model of the MK and the business model of Charlie are quite similar... remember that Janis wants to "break war" (which could easily turn out worse than hoped for: worldwide erfascism) but the thinkamancers are harder to suss out. On the surface, they seem to be the enemy of Charlie, who is, at minimum, mercenary. As the communication service of the world, the thinkamancers may really be interesting in remaining the 'princes of the air.' I mean, what it really boils down to, is that anybody (or everybody) could be lying through their teeth at this point.
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